Is content moderation a dead end? — Benedict Evansben-evans.com/benedictevans/2021/4/13/is-content-moderation-a-dead-end
Facebook struggles with harmful content just as Microsoft struggled with malware 20 years ago. Content moderation is the new virus scanning. But virus scanning wasn’t the answer - instead we changed the whole model, moving to mobile and the cloud, and leaving Microsoft behind. So do we change the social model as well, or is this Gin Lane?
To Understand Facebook Today, Read Its Earliest Critics | by Joanne McNeil | Oct, 2020 | OneZeroonezero.medium.com/to-understand-facebook-today-read-its-earliest-critics-ca2ca15480ab
Hardly a week goes by without another Facebook scandal. Frustration with Facebook and criticism of it — even despair over it and outright hatred of it — seems constant, evergreen. It’s been this way…
The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet – OneZeroonezero.medium.com/the-dark-forest-theory-of-the-internet-7dc3e68a7cb1
In his sci-fi trilogy The Three Body Problem, author Liu Cixin presents the dark forest theory of the universe. When we look out into space, the theory goes, we’re struck by its silence. It seems…
The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America - The Vergetheverge.com/2019/2/25/18229714/cognizant-facebook-content-moderator-interviews-trauma-working-conditions-arizona
In a damning new report, Casey Newton gives an unprecedented look at the day-to-day lives of Facebook moderators in America. His interviews with twelve current and former employees of Cognizant in Arizona reveal a workplace perpetually teetering on the brink of chaos.
Blessed Are the Meek | Spike Art Dailyspikeartmagazine.com/en/articles/blessed-are-meek
“Generation Wuss” only wants to be liked, is incapable of dealing with criticism, and takes everything too seriously – this was the gist of a recent piece by Bret Easton Ellis in Vanity Fair. Responding to this no-holds-barred attack on today‘s twenty-somethings, the writer Harry Burke comes to his generation’s defence.